Trail closures and reroutes

Edition 8 of the Guidebook was published late in 2022. However, the development of and the maintenance of a footpath by a volunteer organization is always a work in progress and changes to the trails may happen after the publication date. If you notice errors, or omissions in the guidebook, please notify us at [email protected].



The Elora Gorge Conservation Area is CLOSED from October 16 to April 30. Entering the area off-season and after-hours is  prohibited. The park is open from May 1 to October 15, from 8 am to 9 pm.  


Temporary closure of sections of the Grand Valley Trail is expected on the north(west) side of  Belwood Lake in mid-December. Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) are undertaking forestry operations in some of the conifer plantations around Belwood Lake. Work is expected to be completed by March 2023 but timing is highly dependent on contractor availability and seasonal weather conditions.

These operations will result in some temporary closures of sections of the Grand Valley Trail, namely the north (west) side of the lake. Closure signs will be posted where the trail enters areas of forest operations. It is anticipated that closures of specific sections should last a maximum of 3  to 4 weeks.To learn more about this project and receive updates regarding where operations are active you can visit and subscribe to the Belwood Lake forest project webpage.